Project Manager

Plan and work on a project to ensure it is completed on time and budget.
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What's it like to be a Project Manager?

Project Managers are responsible for leading an entire project through initiation, planning, execution, control and completion. They always work in a team. Most of the time, Project Managers are team leader, co-worker and supervisor rolled into one. They often exhibit their project management skills to solve every problem. They are always expected to hold the answers to any inquiry.
Project Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Planning and developing the project idea.
  • Understanding business cases and risk management processes.
  • Exhibiting expertise to meet specific circumstances.
  • Keeping an eye on the project progress and setting deadlines.
  • Monitoring and controlling budgets.
  • Interpreting instructions correctly regardless of their form.
  • Ensuring stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Evaluating project performance.
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Project Managers take part in the creation process, execute the project, prepare communication methods, find solutions to recurring issues, monitor the project’s progress from start to finish and ensure the team is getting things done.

How to become a Project Manager

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Project Managers do not belong to only one industry, so completing a degree to start your project management career is a good start.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in project management or business administration. Usually, projects will belong to a line of business such as software, art, logistics, economics, or linguistics. Therefore, a degree in arts or design may be beneficial for a better understanding of the field. Not having a diploma in project management is not always a disadvantage.
  2. Although not necessary, you are advised to take a master degree, preferably Master of Business Administration in Project Management. This usually takes two years to complete.
  3. Gain extensive work experience related to project management. Project Managers need many years of experience as a project coordinator, an operations coordinator, an associate project manager, or a junior project manager.
  4. Take a professional certification such as Certified Associate in Project Management or Project Management Professional certification. These certifications can better your chances for career opportunities and growth.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Pmp Certificate
Microsoft Project
Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Project Management Software
Communication Skills
Microsoft Office
Computer Science
Time Management
Problem Solving
Information Technology
Computer Literacy
Results Focused
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Is Project Manager the right role for me?

Working hours for Project Managers

Shift work
Late nights

Job market trends for Project Managers


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Job growth

14.9% decrease in jobs ads in the last year
Comparing job ad data from the last 3 months with the same period last year
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Latest Project Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 10 Project Managers surveyed on JobStreet.

Nov 2022
Project manager with experience in Banking systems and leading projects that have a meaningful impact
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Computing
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Manage to work with various levels in the organisation, work-life balance culture and career path opportunities
The challenges
People management and relationship building that includes all level in the organisation and clients
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Jun 2023
Setup a whole new project, and team. Planning budgeting and forecasting financial.
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
The good things
Management role are tough. Good things, Able to lead and manage a team that we can trust, and always able to meet new exciting customers. Explore new places and things to improve my knowledge and ski...
The challenges
Challenge, All kind of outcome will cause the whole operation team to struggle and need to have immediate solutions. Not easy to manage a team that will work consistently for the results that our mana...
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